Nelson Tasman Housing Trust

Our Vision

Everyone in our community has a safe, affordable and healthy home.

Our Mission

To grow, sustainably, our capacity, capability, influence and impact in community housing.

Our Purpose

To provide quality, affordable, healthy homes and services for people in need.


Since 2000, the Nelson region has been consistently one of the least affordable housing areas in New Zealand.  Increases in rents and home prices here have far surpassed increases in wages and benefits for a long time.


The Trust was established in 2004 as a community response to declining housing affordability in Nelson and Tasman. We work alongside the New Zealand Government, local Councils, and many other community agencies to improve access to good quality, affordable housing for people on low incomes.


NTHT currently owns and manages 44 rental properties in Nelson and Tasman. In addition, NTHT provides housing advice, monitors housing need and administers the Warmer Healthier Homes insulation scheme. 


NTHT also manages the Nelson City Council community housing portfolio of 142 pensioner flats. For a Council housing application, click here.


Our Partners

We appreciate our productive relationships with:

Contact Info

Open Hours:

Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm

Fridays 9am-1pm



03 546 9568

0800 266 325



329 Trafalgar Square East

Nelson 7010

(corner of Selwyn St and Trafalgar Square East)


Postal address:

PO Box 140

Nelson 7040